Monday, December 29, 2008

So where do the turkeys go in the winter?

All summer long I was startled to see the wild turkey flock wandering the yards of Newfield.  If they were in the road when a car came by, the driver had to slow really down as it takes them extra time to get into the air high enough to clear the vehicle.  But, since the frost in early November, they have gone into hiding.  Turkeys don't migrate per se, may be they are visiting neighboring fields where they compete with the geese flying south for the leftover corn?  I don't think they are hunted for food, because they would be awfully gamy with their mixed diet and stringy/tough too.